donderdag 23 juli 2009

Happy Birthday Sarah

Yesterday I celebrated my 50th birthday. We had a wonderful day! The weather was nice and the people I was with made me all very happy. Together with my family, my parents, my sisters and their families and two aunts, we had a wonderful time at Kasteel Elsloo.

In Holland, when a woman turns 50, we say, 'ze heeft Sarah gezien' (she saw Sarah - for men it is Abraham). Many people put a Sarah or an Abraham doll in front of their homes, so others see that they have become 50. I strictly forbade my family to do this. So look what Laura made for me:

a little Sarah of 10 cm. Isn't she sweet.

Then she made another one.

And look at the lovely stitchery card a sister of mine made. She is the one who already finished her 12 Days of Christmas stitchery!

These were the buttons I walked around with yesterday. All those who joined my party received the button on the right. Ger, Laura and Thijme had great fun preparing this!

Look at the lovely cushion I received from Micki! The colors are beautiful and I love 'vuurtorens'! Thank you so much, dear Micki, for this lovely cushion. It has a special place in our home!
And talking about Micki. When I opened my emails on my birthday, I read the news that I won Micki's wonderful gieaway. Please see the picture on the left side bar. I could hardly believe it.

And look at the loveliness I got from my dear friend Jutta, with whom I am making Leanne's House. I adored her stacked cups quilt, which she had as a giveaway. And look what she made me. Now Jutta also knows I love stitcheries by Ursula Schertz. She got me a lovely pattern with lovely thread I have never worked with before. She also made me a lovely needle keeper, which she designed herself. Inside there are needles, which she named, so I can see which one works best for me. Thank you so much, dear Jutta for these lovely presents!

I also want to thank all those lovely blogging friends for sending me the best wishes for my birthday from all over the world! It is wonderful knowing you all (((O: And it means a lot to me!

This will be my last post for three weeks or so. I hope you all have lovely, creative and happy weeks with lots of sunshine! I look forward to be back (O:

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."
- Leo Buscaglia

34 opmerkingen:

Amanda zei

Happy Birthday Simone. I imagine that you're going to be holidaying over the next three weeks, so have a lovely time.

Terry zei

I'm so glad you had a lovely birthday Simone. Enjoy your vacation! :0)

Dolores zei

Happy belated birthday Simone. It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

blackanna zei

Liebe Simone,
auch von mir noch nachträglich herzliche Glückwünsche und alles, alles Gute zum Geburtstag :). Ihr scheint ja eine richtig schöne Feier gehabt zu haben, aber was das mit Sarah zu tun hat, habe ich nicht verstanden. Macht nichts!
Ich wünsche Dir nun noch einen schönen Urlaub und lass es Dir richtig gut gehen!!!
Ganz liebe Grüße

Cattinka zei

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a beautiful summer!

Stephanie zei

Looks like you had a lovely day and such sweet presents. I loved the stacked cups too. I say,age is only a number...not a state of mind. Enjoy your break.

Herzblatt zei

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMONE !! You had a great I can see.
I wish you wonderful holidays!! See you!!

Julz zei

Happy Birthday Simone.

Looks like you had a wonderful day...enjoy your 3 weeks away, whenever you are off to...hope there's lots of stitching and sewing involved.


Yvonne aka sommeke zei

Een fijne verjaardag ... en een fijne vakantie gewenst!

maria zei

Happy birthday. Have a wonderful three weeks whatever you are doing.

Guðrún zei

Happy birthday my dear friend, although it is a day to late! It is fun to learn about your traditions.

Sue zei

Happy Birthday Simone. Yes being 50 is wonderful

A Spoonful Of Sugar zei

Happy Birthday Simone!!! It looks like you had a wonderful day with lots of celebrations. Thanks for sharing your traditions around turning 50:) Have a great break.

Sherri zei

Happy Birthday...thanks for sharing the birthday traditions too! My birthday was just last week...I've always loved having a July birthday!

Jo in TAS zei

Happy 50th Birthday Simone! It sounds like you enjoyed your celebrations

Allgäumädel zei

Liebe Simone, auch noch von mir die herzlichsten Glückwünsche. Auf die nächsten 50 :-)

Lg Patricia

Sew Useful Designs zei


What wonderful news! sounds like you have had so much fun already... I wish you more and more, to come! :-)

I love your Sarah doll! I love reading about your cultural traditions, too!

I shall email you soon - hope you are still going to be around to receive it? I have been away from my computer a lot this week, very busy. But I have been thinking about you!

Hugs! Hugs!
Vikki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Shari zei

A very happy birthday to you! Looks like you had a lovely time... and thanks for sharing the story of Sarah. I will meet her in a few short years... sigh...

Cybele's patch zei

Fijn dat je zo'n leuke dag hebt gehad met je hele familie om je heen. Geniet nu maar lekker van je vakantie en tot over drie weken!

Jackie zei

Happy 50th! You don't look a day over 29. I hope you had a great day and I love all your goodies!

Bev C zei

Hello Simone,

Happy belated Birthday,sounds like you were treated like a Queen for the day. I loved the little doll Laura made for you,very sweet of her to do that. Enjoy your break. May the next year be filled with many happy memories. Happy days.

Peg - Happy In Quilting zei

Happy Birthday Simone...sounds like you had a great fun the Sarah Doll...LOL....

Shiree zei

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Simone, what a great age huh!! I hope that you had an absolutely awesome day ENJOY the next 3 weeks, and HAVE FUN!

Annelies zei

Alsnog, ik ben net terug van vakantie, van harte gefeliciteerd met je 50-ste verjaardag !

Kerry zei

Hi Simone,
Happy Birthday for yesterday! Sounds like you were well remembered.

clare's craftroom zei

Happy happy birthday Simone !

Leah/ Texas/ United States zei

happy birthday!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Happy Birthday Dear Simone...and what lovely gifts you have received...Enjoy your 3 weeks♥x

Lotusblüte zei

Liebe Simone, ich wünsche Dir nachträglich alles, alles Liebe und erdenklch Gute! Du hast bestimmt eine wundervolle Feier gehabt und so viele schöne Geschenke bekommen - eine schöne Restwoche noch für Dich und alles Liebe von Gaby :o)

Anoniem zei

Ik heb je al gefeliciteerd. Nu op naar de 60.Ik wens je heel veel geluk en gezondheid toe.

Je hebt wel een creative familie.

Micki zei

Happy Birthday! I love the idea of the doll! What special gifts you received! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

Jantine zei

Nog van harte gefeliciteerd! Wat een heerlijke dag met veel cadeautjes!

Renee zei

Happy birthday Simone! It sounds like it was a great one!

Leanne zei

Happy Birthday Simone it looks like you had a wonderful day.

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